What sets any of us apart from the rest of the world?
What makes any of us distinct and different than the majority? Sometimes I take a step back within myself and look at the world we live in. It appears to be something very backwards from that which God has intended for man to live. We're bombarded with advertising that is appealing to us, our way, our desire, our selves as individuals. Its an idea that has permeated our language. How many people make jokes putting another person down so that the other knows their place while the first claims their status as "the Man" "Top Dog""The Queen B".
Yet, there is something that happens when God gets a hold of us. He starts to transform our hearts and He shows us a better way. The opposite of the world. The way that is the crucifixion of the flesh and a demonstration of humility. A living example of the power of God!
Ask anyone in this world and they can tell you about how someone hurt them, used them, broke them, stole from them, let them down and so on..." But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant." Luke 22:26
In serving others we demonstrate our freedom from the flesh that demands that we hold ourselves above one another. We demonstrate that we are free to not be embarrassed show love for each other. Just like it says in gal 5:13 "For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another."